Chevrolet’s Cruze reaches 3 million milestone image

General Motors hasn’t enjoyed a great streak lately; with its ongoing problems surrounding the safety of its vehicles and the way it handled car recalls. Still, even as the ignition switch scandal rages on, the sales of its brands go around-the-clock.

The most important brand of the US automaker – Chevrolet, has celebrated a key milestone for its best-selling nameplate: the Cruze compact car has reached sales of three million units worldwide. The model can also deliver plenty of other interesting statistics: it’s produced in 11 factories, sold in 118 countries around the globe and has gathered so far no less than 88 awards.

“The Cruze is an extremely adaptable car that can cater to the demands of nearly every market in the world,” said Alan Batey, GM executive vice president of Global Chevrolet. “It is a testament to Chevrolet’s global focus and capabilities to offer a car that is so highly regarded in so many places.”

The model was first introduced to the public in 2008 and has a choice of three different body styles, including a four-door sedan, five-door hatchback and station wagon. It also comes with five engines under the hood – from 1.4 to 1.8 in the gasoline department and 1.7- and 2-liter diesel options.